Innovative Fields to Look Forward to in 2020

by | Jan 9, 2020 | Design, Industrial Design, Innovation, Product Design

Not only has a new year arrived, but also a new decade! Design and tech enthusiasts are already anticipated a year and decade full of opportunity and possibility for both industries as some of the world’s most talented innovators and inventors worldwide are working to release some of the newest innovations and inventions that have potential to change the world. If you’re a fan of tech and design, the new decade gives a lot of promise and excitement to see how much more we can advance as a technological society! With so much building and developing in different fields of design and tech, here are the most innovative fields to look forward to in 2020!

The Automotive Industry as an Innovative Field to Look Forward to in 2020

As the world becomes more conscious day by day of rising environmental issues, there have been many drastic changes taken in order to help save and control the environment in as many ways possible. One of the most influential industries that have changed the most within the past decade is the automotive industry. New trends are revealing that younger generations are preferring to use more sustainable methods of transportations rather than purchasing their own vehicles, meaning that innovation in 2020 will revolve around taking the effort to maximize the efficiency of public transportation and creating cars that rely on less of emission fuels. As such an example, the rise of electric cars has become immensely popular for their innovation and sustainability, and advance high-speed rails with onboard Wi-Fi and information systems. With the growth of sustainable methods of transportation becoming popular, the automotive industry will be one of the most innovative fields to watch in the coming decade.

Want to see some of the newest innovations within the car and automotive industry? Check out our top highlights from SEMA 2019!

Innovation in 2020 for Advancing our Security

Security is a big issue that has become very important over the past decade. Whether It be national to personal security, more people are becoming conscious of their surroundings and how their actions can have an effect on their personal safety. With the world becoming more and more digitized, it’s important for people to take extra care with what they share online and with what they have connected to their devices. In another sense, with big cities all over the world becoming large melting pots, international security has becoming an alarming issue where countries are taking huge efforts to keep their citizens safe. For this reason, one of the most innovative fields to pay attention to in the next decade is different forms of security that will help keep our environment secure and citizens safe. Some examples of upcoming innovation in 2020 for security include autonomous security cameras and sensors that can help identify human behavior and detect and dangerous actions.

Innovative Fields and Incorporating Artificial Intelligence

An interesting field that had just began to emerge and integrate itself within more accessible forms of technology is artificial intelligence, or AI. What makes an innovative field is noticing that major redevelopment and change in the market of products that are accessible to society. In terms of AI, we’ve noticed over the past year that more and more tech products have become wireless while still being able to fully control and use your devices. Through both voice and facial recognition, not only can our newest technological products understand our commands but can habitually perform tasks based on how we regularly use our products. As artificial intelligence advances, innovators and tech enthusiasts are hoping to see how much more innovation in 2020 for artificial intelligence will grow and understand our needs. One area of interest that a lot of people are looking forward to seeing integrated with artificial intelligence is robot technology.

Going Green for all Innovative Fields in 2020

Like previously mentioned, a huge trend that has become huge over the past decade is being environmentally aware, or ‘going green’. With daily news reports on how the worlds environment is changing via global climate change, more people are placing importance on figuring out new and innovative ways that they can help our environment. From plant-based proteins, metal straws, to up and coming sustainable brands, innovation in the ‘going green’ is a huge innovative field to look forward to in the next coming decade as people are looking for more and more ways to create sustainable products that produce the least amount of waste possible. Not only are inventions and innovators looking forward to seeing how innovation in 2020 will accommodate for more sustainable and earth-friendly choices, but actively passionate consumers are excited to see what new efforts we can take to our older and outdated products and see how we can advance as a environmentally conscious society to make better choices for our environment.

Interested in seeing more green product innovations to come out in the past decade? Check out our blog here!

If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO here and visit our website to find out more. Feel free to give us a call at 1-888-MAKO and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst!

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

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MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.

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